Sary-Arka Airport

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Sary-Arka Airport
Сарыарқа әуежайы
аэропорт Сары-Арка
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Sary-Arka Airport at night
Airport type Public
Owner Sky Service LLP
Operator JSC “Sary-Arka International Airport”
Serves Karaganda
Location 24 km (15 mi) SE of Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Elevation AMSL 538 m / 1,765 ft
Coordinates 49°40′17″N 073°20′11″E / 49.67139°N 73.33639°E / 49.67139; 73.33639Coordinates: 49°40′17″N 073°20′11″E / 49.67139°N 73.33639°E / 49.67139; 73.33639
UAKK is located in Kazakhstan
Location in Kazakhstan
Direction Length Surface
m ft
05/23 3,602 11,818 Reinforced Concrete
Source: AIP Kazakhstan[1]

Sary-Arka Airport (Kazakh: Сарыарқа әуежайы, Russian: аэропорт Сары-Арка) (IATA: KGFICAO: UAKK) is the airport of Karagandy, Kazakhstan. It is located 24 km (15 mi) southeast[1] of the city.


The airport was built in 1934, and moved to its current location 10 years later. In 1980 it underwent major reconstruction, including construction of a new terminal building and modernization of the runway. This made landing of heavier aircraft possible and opened the door to many new destinations in the Soviet Union.

In 1992 the airport was granted an international status. It has become an independent joint stock company after separation from JSC "Karagandaavia" in 1997. It is not related to Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan on the World Heritage List.

Sary-Akra Airport is home to the 610th Air Base of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan, one of four fast jet bases in the country [2] with MiG-31s, Su-27s and Su-25s.

Airlines and destinations[edit]


Airlines Destinations
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
Air Astana Almaty
AtlasGlobal Istanbul–Atatürk
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk (begins 31 October 2017)[3]
SCAT Almaty, Kyzylorda, Oskemen
Zhezair Zhezkazgan


Airlines Destinations
Lufthansa Cargo Frankfurt, Hong Kong
MASkargo Amsterdam, Shanghai–Pudong
Southern Air Amsterdam, Hong Kong


  1. ^ a b AIP Kazakhstan
  2. ^ "World Air Forces 2015 pg. 21". Flightglobal Insight. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Russia, Novosibirsk, Tolmachevo (OVB) → Kazakhstan, Karaganda (KGF)". S7 Airlines. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 

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